Aruguably the greatest product ever of the Canadian cricket system, Bagai catapaulted to world wide fame when as a precocious teenager he kept wickets in Canada's historic victory in the 2003 Cricket World Cup against Bangladesh. From there Bagai balanced an ambitious professional life as a banker while still playing Cricket for Canada.

He famously captained Canada in 2009's ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier and following Canada's best ever performance (finishing second) he left his full time career to realize his dream of being a professional cricketer. Over the next 2 years Bagai was Canada's top player leading with the bat and behind the stumps. He hit a match winning knock of 64* against Kenya at the 2011 Cricket World Cup and followed it up a few days later with his highest score against a full member (84) against New Zealand.

In May 2011, Bagai elected to return to his profession resigning the captaincy but still making himself available for selection. Cricket Canada

At 20 years old. Harvir made his ODI debut for Canada and has not looked back. The 2008 season saw him in and out of the side but when he played he was entrusted with the ball in almost any situation. Bowling a tense final over in the famous tie against Zimbabwe, Baidwan's stature grew. 
The 2011 Cricket World Cup was his international coming out party as after the first round he was among the leading wicket takers. His firery demanor on the field made him an instant star at the tournament. He is among Canada's leaders in ODI and T20i wickets and has a long and promising career ahead of him. Cricket Canada


A tall, athletic fast-medium bowler, Henry Osinde was born and raised in Uganda. He was first introduced to the game at the age of 15, but did not take it seriously until he was 17 and a student at Makerere University. He emigrated to Canada in 2000 and made history in 2002 by becoming the first African to play in the Toronto & District Cricket Association league. He soon made an impression in Canadian cricket, rising to the position of captain of Brampton Masters in the domestic club leagues. He made his Canada debut against, of all teams, Uganda in the ICC Trophy in 2005 and played some Intercontinental Cup cricket as well before his full ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Port of Spain in May 2006. He went wicketless at the World Cup in 2007 but has since distinguished himself as a strike bowler of considerable pace and skill and a matchwinner at Associate level. Cricinfo
The next four years saw Henry embrace his role as veteran fast bowler as he put in a strong showing at the 2009 Cricket World Cup Qualifiers. He was one of the first Canadian cricketers to sign a central contract ahead of the push to the World Cup.  At the World Cup, Osinde picked up the man of the match award for his 4-26 against Kenya in Canada's only win of the tournament. In 2011 Osinde re-signed with Canada for the post world cup period. Cricket Canada

One of the young stars of Canadian Cricket, Patel dominated the 2009 ICC America's u19 Tournament and after a solid showing at the 2010 u19 Cricket World Cup he broke into the national team.

His opening match against Ireland was one for the ages as with a enthrawled fanbase watching backhome in Canada, Patel carted Ireland for 88 runs in 61 balls to set up a T20 victory for Canada. Patel continued his steady rise in the team appearing in Canada's final two matches at hte 2011 Cricket World Cup where he plundered Australia for 54 runs in Bangalore. Cricket Canada

A middle-order batsman and occasional offspinner, Jimmy Hansra made his Canada debut as an opener in an Intercontinental Cup game against Kenya in August 2009. It was an inauspicious start, as he was out for a duck and was shunted down the order in Canada's second innings. His turnaround came when he was promoted to No. 5 at the 2011 World Cup. Hansra impressed in the position, top-scoring against Pakistan with 43 before sharing matchwinning partnership with Ashish Bagai to beat Kenya. He made 70 in that match and repeated the score a few days later against New Zealand. As his batting fortunes improved he became a more trusted bowler, regularly delivering his offbreaks inside the Powerplay overs. Cricket Canada June 2011


A Pakistani import, Khurram Chohan had a couple of solid seasons in Pakistan's domestic cricket leagues before emigrating to Canada. His fast-medium seamers soon caught the selectors' attention and he played his first match for the national side in a limited-overs game against Jamaica at Georgetown in November 2008. He was included in Canada's squad for the World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa in early 2009 and proved one of their more consistent bowlers, picking up 15 wickets in the course of the tournament. He was one of six players to receive central contracts later that year, and though he is now on the wrong side of 30 he remains a valuable asset to Canadian cricket. Cricinfo

Another graduate of Canada's u19 Program, Desai moved easily into the senior team and made his ODI debut in April 2010 against the West Indies. Desai took a wicket with his first delivey in ODI Cricket. CRICKET CANADA

A big-hitting batsman who also bowls some handy medium pace, Rizwan Cheema came to notice with a 61-ball 89 against West Indies in his second ODI. In the Canada T20 tournament, in October 2008, he hit ten sixes, more than either Sanath Jayasuriya or Shahid Afridi, and was his team's top run-getter, averaging over 60 in the series. Born and raised in Pakistan, Cheema, who moved to Canada in the early 2000s, had only ever played cricket at club level, but his tendency to belt the ball into orbit caught attention in the Toronto and District Cricket Association league. He turned in a noteworthy season in 2005, scoring 627 runs in 14 matches at just under 50, and taking 24 wickets at 13.12. After a disappointing 2006, Cheema established himself as the league's most dangerous batsman the following year with two big hundreds. He went on to make his international debut in the summer of 2008 with impressive results, narrowly missing out in a maiden ODI hundred against Netherlands in July 2009. Later that month Cheema was one of six players awarded central contracts as Cricket Canada sought to professionalise its structures, and was appointed captain of the national side for the ICC America's Division One Championship in Bermuda in Ashish Bagai's absence. Faraz Sarwat

Rustam Bhatti was named Canada's captain for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He scored 175 runs during the U-19 World Cup Qualifiers, including one half-century, and has gained first-class cricket experience while playing for Canada in the ICC Intercontinental Cup CRICINFO

Following in the footsteps of his father, Niron Gunasekera, who made five first-class appearances in Sri Lanka, Ruvindu took to the game and made his ODI debut in July 2008 against Bermuda, aged just 16. An important batsman for Canada, he scored 207 runs at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup 2010 Qualifiers, including two half-centuries, and helped them qualify for the main event. CRICINFO


At the World Cup Gunasekera opened the batting and helped the team to its best ever finish at an u19 Cricket World Cup. This included a win over full member Zimbabwe in the opening game.

Gunasekera joined the senior team shortly after a successful domestic stint in Sri Lanka. He announced his presence with a half century in the opening ODI in Toronto sharing a match-winning stand with captain Ashish Bagai. Gunasekera continued into the 2011 Cricket World and has become a mainstay in the Canadian team. CRICKET CANADA

Slowly becoming a mainstay in Canada's batting line-up the former Jamaican allrounder qualified to play for Canada in time for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. CRICKET CANADA

The 2000-2001 season marked a revival of fortunes for WD Balaji Rao who made a precocious entry into first-class cricket before turning 17, only to disappear into the wilderness soon after. Playing for India Youth in January 1995 against an England A team which had six past or future Test players, he mopped up seven wickets. Just one day later, he was rushed into the Tamil Nadu side for a Ranji Trophy clash with Kerala. Part of the India Under-19s for four years, Rao toured England, Australia and Sri Lanka and played South Africa at home. After spending three seasons with Tamil Nadu, he accepted an offer to play for Railways in 1999-2000, but with little success.

Returning to Tamil Nadu next season, Rao collected 19 victims in the zonal league to become the leading strike bowler for his team. Rao has a lively action, a workmanlike trot being followed by a swift roll of the wrists quickly despatching the ball out of his fingers. His googly, which turns a fair way, is his main weapon and he believes this is because batsmen can't see his fingers at the point of delivery. A key member of the South Zone team which finished joint winners of the Deodhar Trophy in December 2000, Rao took four wickets to pull the rug from under holders North Zone in the semis. In the final, he showcased his abilities as a more than useful bat, slamming an unbeaten 31 off 20 balls to tie the game from an impossible position. He later migrated to Canada and qualified to play for the country, making his international debut against West Indies in August 2008.

Balaji was in and out of the team for the next three years but solidified his place ahead of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. He was among the top spin bowlers in the first round taking nine wickets. Cricinfo

A stylish, top-order batsman, he played for Canada Under-19s and then represented the Americas in the 1999 U-19 World Cup, by which time he had already made his senior debut for his country. A regular in the side, he has never quite lived up to his promise, and he was out of the game for almost two years from 2005 because of a debilitating disease of the auto-immune system .

After a spectacular domestic season in 2007, Surkari returned to the senior team in 2008 only to have his season cut short by injury. He rejoined the squad full time in 2009 following the World Cup Qualifier and has been an integral cog in the teams batting line up since. Surkari is at times spectacular on the field and provides leadership both on and off the field for the team.

Surkari currently sits on the Cricket Canada Board of Directors as the Athlete Representative Cricket Canada